Thursday, May 1, 2014

Viking Fact Twenty One

Sigrblot was a festival and corresponding feast the Vikings had in April to welcome summer. April 14 was viewed on their calendar as the first day of the summer half of the year. The word sigrblot translates as victory sacrifice. Prized livestock was sacrificed at the festival and provided for the feast held outdoors. The sacrifice to the gods may also been done to ensure a successful or victorious upcoming raiding season.

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